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Competition is a fact of life for business owners. You can't avoid it. Regardless of what you do, you're sure to be competing with other companies. Fortunately, there are tricks and tools available to help you stay one step ahead of the competition and claim your share of the market. This process starts with understanding...
This week I posted a showcase of Day of the Dead inspired designs and artworks, which gave me the inspiration to experiment with a sugar skull illustration of my own. In real life, these are little sweet treats that are decorated with various floral patterns and shapes, but they’ve also become a popular subject for […] The post Video Tutorial: Vector Sugar Skull in Adobe Illustrator appeared first on Spoon Graphics.
Atomics (or GCC intrinsics) were first introduced in InnoDB (5.0) by a patch from Mark Callaghan’s team at Google for mutexes and rw-locks. InnoDB code then was written in C. When the code was ported to C++ , part of the 5.6 release, there was no C++ standard for atomics.…
Design is one of the most controversial things in our industry. There are barely any redesigns that aren't discussed heavily in the community. Changing a well-working design is even harder as people tend to dislike anything new, but if we give them a bit of time, they might start to see things from a different perspective. Instead of following what everyone else is doing, we shouldn't hesitate to leave the beaten tracks when designing -- by creating a contrast-rich, deep design without using drop shadows, for example. Whatever you do, be sure to explore new options whenever you can.The post Web Development Reading List #186: Tor 7, Designing Depth, And Mac Ransomare appeared first on Smashing Magazine.
As evidenced in the world of business, government and everyday life, the technology of biometrics is widespread and expanding. For example, people can unlock their smartphones with their faces. Banks can recognize customers by the sound of their voice, and police can identify suspects with automated fingerprinting. These are just some of the common applications … continue reading The post Biometrics: An evolving industry with unique risks appeared first on SD Times.
One of the most commonly requested software features is dark mode (or night mode, as others call it). We see dark mode in the apps that we use every day. From mobile to web apps, dark mode has become vital for companies that want to take care of their users' eyes. Dark mode is a supplemental feature that displays mostly dark surfaces in the UI. Most major companies (such as YouTube, Twitter, and Netflix) have adopted dark mode in their mobile and web apps.
Fonts come in all shapes and sizes, but when it comes to poster design, there are certain types of fonts that can help you make bold statements and attract attention. In this post, we feature some of the best fonts for posters you can use to create the perfect poster design. It's quite difficult to […]
In today’s Illustrator and Photoshop tutorial I’m going to take you through the process of creating a mid-century illustration, complete with distressed print effects. I’ll show you how to achieve the visual traits that give the artwork the appearance of a retro matchbook print, such as the use of limited colours, halftone shading, misregistration effects, […] The post Video Tutorial: How To Create a Retro Character Illustration appeared first on Spoon Graphics.
The Ampersand is loved by all types of creatives! Its shape has evolved into a variety of styles since it was conceived as a ligature of the letters ‘e’ and ‘t’ from the Latin ‘et’ for ‘and’. You can find a range of ampersand designs across different fonts and typefaces, from cursive script variants to […] The post Art of the Ampersand: 35 Creative Examples of The '&' Character appeared first on Spoon Graphics.
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